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    Breadwinner (movie tie-in edition) Media tie-in Deborah Ellis Canada
    9781773060712 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 5 - 9, Reading age from 10 - 14 Publication Date: August 01, 2017
    $9.95 CAD 5.25 x 8 x 0.25 in | 180 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 84 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A special edition of The Breadwinner, the first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series, will be published in fall 2017 to coincide with the launch of the animated movie. It is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.

      Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

      As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

      The book includes a map, author’s note and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. An eight-page color insert features stills from the movie. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.

      Bio

      Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. deborahellis.com

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      Awards
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      Middle East Book Award
      Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize
      Hackmatack Award
      Baia delle Favole Prize
      Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Award
      Rocky Mountain Book Award, finalist
      YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

      “A great kids’ book...a graphic geopolitical brief that’s also a girl-power parable.”—Newsweek

      “...an exceptional story that enlightens the reader about circumstances beyond comprehension and helps students understand that all of us in this global community share the same hopes, dreams, and fears.”—Resource Links

      “[The books in the Breadwinner series] are terrifying indictments of what war can bring to children and a powerful testament to the ingenuity and strength of young people in times of terror.”—Book Links

      “...a book...about the hard times — and the courage — of Afghan children.”—Washington Post

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    Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel Adapted edition Deborah Ellis Canada, Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon and Melusine, Nora Twomey
    9781773061184 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 5 - 9, Reading age from 10 - 14 On Sale Date: January 01, 2018
    $14.95 CAD 6.88 x 10.06 x 0.25 in | 260 gr | 80 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.

      Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for having forbidden books, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

      As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

      Readers will want to linger over this powerful graphic novel with its striking art and inspiring story.

      Bio

      Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. deborahellis.com

      The Breadwinner film was produced by Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions.

      Aircraft Pictures is an independent scripted content production company creating quality entertainment for a worldwide audience, ranging from independent feature films to high-end television series. Aircraft has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.

      Cartoon Saloon is a two-time Academy Award nominee for the 2010 film The Secret of Kells and 2014’s Song of the Sea. The studio was formed in 1999 by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, and is based in Kilkenny, Ireland.

      Melusine Productions is based in Luxembourg. They specialize in animated films and documentaries. Recent films include the award-winning Song of the Sea and Ernest & Celestine

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      Nora Twomey is co-founder and creative director of Cartoon Saloon, and was co-director of their Oscar® nominated animated feature The Secret of Kells and head of story on the follow-up film, the Oscar® nominated Song of the Sea. Nora is the director of The Breadwinner, an animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s best-selling children’s novel.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Middle East Book Award
      Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize
      Hackmatack Award
      Baia delle Favole Prize
      Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Award
      Rocky Mountain Book Award, finalist
      YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

      "All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times

      “A great kids’ book … a graphic geopolitical brief that’s also a girl-power parable.” —Newsweek

      “… an exceptional story that enlightens the reader about circumstances beyond comprehension and helps students understand that all of us in this global community share the same hopes, dreams, and fears.” —Resource Links

      “[The books in the Breadwinner series] are terrifying indictments of what war can bring to children and a powerful testament to the ingenuity and strength of young people in times of terror.” —Book Links

      “… a book … about the hard times — and the courage — of Afghan children.” —Washington Post

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    Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani / Only in My Hometown Bilingual edition Angnakuluk Friesen Canada, Ippiksaut Friesen Canada, Jean Kusugak Canada
    9781554988839 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 Publication Date: September 01, 2017
    $18.95 CAD 11 x 8.25 x 0.4 in | 320 gr | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      The northern lights shine, women gather to eat raw caribou meat and everyone could be family in this ode to small-town life in Nunavut, written in English and Inuktitut.

      Sisters Angnakuluk Friesen and Ippiksaut Friesen collaborate on this story about what it’s like to grow up in an Inuit community in Nunavut. Every line about the hometown in this book will have readers thinking about what makes their own hometowns unique. With strong social studies curriculum connections, Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani / ??? ????????? ???????? / Only in My Hometown introduces young readers to life in the Canadian North, as well as the Inuit language and culture.

      Angnakuluk’s simple text, translated into Inuktitut and written out in syllabics and transliterated roman characters, is complemented by Ippiksaut’s warm paintings of their shared hometown.

      Bio
      Angnakuluk Friesen grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, where she volunteers for the local fire department and does contract work. She spends time at the cabin with her family at the river and enjoys sewing winter clothing for loved ones. Angnakuluk lives with her husband in Rankin Inlet. This is her first book.Ippiksaut Friesen is an Inuk from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. She studied drawing and ceramics at the Matchbox Gallery located in Rankin Inlet. She's a graduate of Emily Carr University where she received her bachelor's degree in media arts, majoring in animation. Her mixed-media art focuses on Inuit community through animation or illustration. She lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut.Jean Kusugak is an interpreter and translator in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
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      The sister collaborators work in harmony. … Heartwarming and illuminating.
      … the book pushes at the boundaries of literary conventions in both form and content, providing a much-needed mirror for readers within the culture, and an astonishing window for those outside. A lovely testament to community and cultural diversity.
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    Malaika’s Winter Carnival Nadia L. Hohn Canada, Irene Luxbacher Canada
    9781554989201 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 Publication Date: September 01, 2017
    $18.95 CAD 10 x 9 x 0.45 in | 460 gr | 36 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Malaika is happy to be reunited with Mummy, but it means moving to Canada, where everything is different. It’s cold in Québec City, no one understands when she talks and Carnival is nothing like the celebration Malaika knows from home!

      When Mummy marries Mr. Frédéric, Malaika gets a new sister called Adèle. Her new family is nice, but Malaika misses Grandma. She has to wear a puffy purple coat, learn a new language and get used to calling this new place home. Things come to a head when Mummy and Mr. Frédéric take Malaika and Adèle to a carnival. Malaika is dismayed that there are no colorful costumes and that it’s nothing like Carnival at home in the Caribbean! She is so angry that she kicks over Adèle’s snow castle, but that doesn’t make her feel any better. It takes a video chat with Grandma to help Malaika see the good things about her new home and family.

      Nadia L. Hohn’s prose, written in a blend of standard English and Caribbean patois, tells a warm story about the importance of family, especially when adjusting to a new home. Readers of the first Malaika book will want to find out what happens when she moves to Canada, and will enjoy seeing Malaika and her family once again depicted through Irene Luxbacher’s colorful collage illustrations.

      Bio

      Nadia L. Hohn is a writer, musician and educator. The manuscript of Malaika’s Costume, her first picture book, won the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Award. She is also the author of two forthcoming non-fiction titles, Music and Media Studies, part of the Sankofa series, which won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Multicultural Non-Fiction. She lives in Toronto, where she teaches French, music and the arts at an alternative elementary school.

      Irene Luxbacher is a Canadian artist and author. She has received numerous awards and nominations for many of her children’s books over the years, but her favourite nods of approval come from readers who share the remarkable art they’ve made after reading one of her books. She wrote and illustrated the acclaimed picture books Deep Underwater and Mr. Frank. Irene was also honored to illustrate Malaika’s Costume and its sequel, Malaika’s Winter Carnival, by the talented Nadia L. Hohn. She lives in Toronto with her family who keep her very busy because she loves them and worries about them constantly.

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      Awards
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      Hohn contrasts Caribbean and Canadian cultures tenderly, with deep understanding of both, and she and Luxbacher have created a sweet, immersive and loving book that will benefit both young new arrivals to a country and those just meeting them.
      Luxbacher’s stunning mixed-media collage illustrations surround Hohn’s lilting narrative with color, texture, and sensitivity.

      About Malaika’s Costume

      "The text is told in the colloquial voice of the little girl, and readers will quickly and easily feel a part of her circle. Carnival is an important holiday in many cultures, and it's good to have a picture book to celebrate it." Horn Book

      "Like a rainbow peacock itself, the illustrations in this book burst with a frenzy of colors and textures." Booklist Online

      About Mr. Frank (written and illustrated by Irene Luxbacher)

      "Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love . . . a perfect book." Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

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    And So It Goes Paloma Valdivia, Susan Ouriou Canada
    9781554988693 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Paranormal & Supernatural Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: August 01, 2017
    $17.95 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.4 in | 340 gr | 36 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      In this gentle meditation on the cycle of life, author and illustrator Paloma Valdivia gives us an opportunity to reflect on those who have gone, those who will come, and those of us who are here in this world — for the time being.

      The neighbor’s cat, a favorite aunt or the fish in yesterday’s soup have gone — and we may well miss them. At the same time, we celebrate the arrival of a new baby or a litter of playful kittens. It’s a mystery where we come from and where we are going, so why not enjoy ourselves while we can?

      Paloma Valdivia’s charming illustrations bring a light touch to this candid contemplation of life and death.

      Bio
      Paloma Valdivia was born in Chile where she studied design, followed by post-graduate studies in illustration in Barcelona. She has collaborated with several media companies, museums and publishing houses, and she has published many illustrated children’s books. She won a prestigious Plaque award at the Biennial of Illustrations, Bratislava, and the Spanish edition of this book won Santiago’s municipal award, Mexico’s CANIEM award and an honorable mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award. Paloma lives in Chile.

      SUSAN OURIOU is considered to be one of Québec’s finest translators of literary fiction. With Christine Morelli, she has previously translated Fanny Britt’s acclaimed novel Hunting Houses for Arachnide.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Kirkus Best Picture Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      A tribute to those who pass, a celebration of time here, and a multilayered rumination on the cycle of life.
      Valdivia offers a bold and surprisingly lighthearted view of existence.
      This charmingly illustrated picture book tackles the very difficult topic of life and death and the mysteries that are so often associated with them. … A lovely addition to larger library collections.
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    Federica Scot Ritchie Canada
    9781554989683 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: August 01, 2017
    $16.95 CAD 7.75 x 9.25 x 0.5 in | 360 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Federica’s busy family can’t keep their house clean! To get away from the buzzy, buggy mess, she escapes to the peaceful park where she can spend time with her animal friends…which gives her an idea.

      She brings home sheep and goats, spiders and dragonflies, a toad, an owl, and some raccoons. Then she takes her family to the park for a picnic, and while they’re gone, the animals chomp the overgrown grass in the backyard, eat the garbage and catch the pesky bugs overrunning the house. After a peaceful afternoon at the park, Federica’s family comes home to a clean house — and raccoons doing the dishes!

      Scot Ritchie’s warm art and original story bring a fresh perspective to the busy-family challenge of keeping the house clean, while featuring a clever and resourceful young girl who knows that, sometimes, letting nature back into our lives is the best answer.

      Bio
      Scot is an award-winning illustrator and author with more than 50 books to his credit. His books have been translated into French, Korean, Indonesian, Polish, Finnish, Arabic and Dutch. Scot has worked with the National Film Board of Canada and has had his illustrations exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada. He lives in Vancouver.
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      The loose ink-and-Adobe Photoshop illustrations are a riot, milking the absurdity for all it's worth. … There's plenty of yuck-factor silliness, and the penultimate spread, of the family uniting for "cleanup hour," is very inviting.
      Children and caregivers are sure to savor this tale of a problem-solving girl; a strong choice for picture book shelves.
      Scot Ritchie has created a win-win: Parents get a book that encourages their kids to unplug, go outside and pay attentions to their surroundings, kids get a story that doesn't moralize or chastise them and everyone gets to read a book about funny anthropomorphic animals.

      About P’ésk’a and the First Salmon Ceremony

      "The combination of lively pictures and informative text makes this a winner for primary collections in school and public libraries. Recommended." CM Magazine

      "Ritchie successfully and engagingly balances storytelling with accurate history in this depiction of indigenous life in Canada 1,000 years ago." Booklist

      About Look Where We Live

      “An excellent addition for the community shelf, this minimizes didacticism while encompassing many aspects of the topic that are missing from other entries.” Kirkus Reviews

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    Seamus’s Short Story Heather Hartt-Sussman Canada, Milan Pavlovic Canada
    9781554987931 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: August 01, 2017
    $16.95 CAD 7.88 x 10.75 x 0.3 in | 420 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Seamus would give anything to be taller! One day, while playing dress-up in his mother’s closet, he finds a way to reach new heights.

      With his mother’s high-heeled shoes on, Seamus can suddenly reach everything that was once too high: the top-floor elevator button, the chocolate milk in the fridge, the TV remote and that horrid picture of him as a baby. But when Seamus encounters problems that can’t be solved from a great height, he has to admit that sometimes being small just isn’t so bad.

      Acclaimed picture book author Heather Hart-Sussman brings a light touch to this nuanced story about acceptance, resourcefulness and love, complemented by the humor and beauty in Milan Pavlovic’s colorful paintings of Seamus’s world — where there are times to be tall and times to be small.

      Bio

      Heather Hartt-Sussman graduated from Brandeis University and attended the Sorbonne. She has been a copywriter for BCP in Montreal, a reporter for the Hollywood Reporter, editor-in-chief for international news for TV Guide in French Canada, where she was columnist of the popular “Heather Hartt in Hollywood,” and host of E! Entertainment Television’s The Gossip Show. She is the author of the acclaimed Nana’s Getting Married trilogy and the Noni series. Noni Is Nervous was an Editors’ Choice book in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Her books have been nominated for Blue Spruce and Shining Willow Awards. She lives in Toronto.

      Milan Pavlovic lives in Toronto with his family. When he is not illustrating picture books, drawing or playing the ukulele, he is teaching visual communication and illustration at OCAD University and Seneca College. His other books include Moon Wishes by Guy and Patricia Storms, Seamus’s Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman (“The illustrations, in rich watercolor and colored pencil, are elegantly patterned —School Library Journal, starred review) and The Snuggly by Glen Huser.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Globe 100 Best Books of the Year 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      This familiar-seeming tale about being small in a world built for the tall takes an unexpected and rewarding turn.
      A clever and very funny picture book about living life on one’s own terms.
      Readers will enjoy Seamus' solution to his conundrum as much as they will illustrator Pavlovic's cartoonlike pictures … The resulting combination of text and image conspires to offer a story that is short, but big in satisfaction.

      About Noni Speaks Up by Heather Hartt-Sussman:

      This book could generate good discussion about standing up for one's self and handling difficult relationships, including ways to establish and maintain friendships when everyone involved has a chance to react honestly and without fear." —School Library Journal

      About Noni Is Nervous by Heather Hartt-Sussman:

      A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter.” —Kirkus Reviews

      About Danny, Who Fell in a Hole by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic:

      "Pavlovic’s cartoon spot illustrations are a good fit for this funny and sweet tale." —Publishers Weekly

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    Buddy and Earl Go to School Maureen Fergus Canada, Carey Sookocheff Canada
    9781554989270 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: August 01, 2017
    $16.95 CAD 7.25 x 8.5 x 0.4 in | 320 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Buddy and Earl know that with the right education they can become anything — even a dentist or a hot-dog vendor! So they eagerly gather their silly, smelly supplies and head to school.

      Soon after they arrive, their teacher, Miss Meredith, is called away and Professor Earl takes charge of the classroom. Buddy works hard at lessons like Sniffing Things, Tail Chasing and Scratching Itches. And when Professor Earl announces that one very special student is going to win a major award? Buddy cannot imagine who that lucky student might be…

      In this fourth book in the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, the dog who likes to play by the rules and the hedgehog who knows no limits learn just how much fun school can be.

      Bio

      Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her novels include The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega; her picture books include InvisiBill, The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, and the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Winnipeg with her family and her dog, Buddy.

      Carey Sookocheff is the author and illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. She is also the illustrator of the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Toronto with her family and her dog, Rosie.
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      Awards
      Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      Readers will enjoy their time with these two: another satisfying friendship adventure.
      The bond between Buddy and Earl is as strong as ever in their fourth book, as is the playful banter and cheerful artwork that capture their relationship so well.
      Earl becomes the benevolent ruler of the school in this happy tale illustrated by Carey Sookocheff with simple, expressive drawings.

      Buddy and Earl

      "An understated winner of a friendship story. . . . simultaneously of-the-moment and timeless." Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

      Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

      "Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination." Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

      Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby

      "Older siblings who are intimately familiar with baby-related chaos will be in stitches over Earl’s imagined worst-case scenarios . . . as the animals race to save a day that doesn't actually need saving." Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

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    Tamalitos Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem Bilingual edition Jorge Argueta, Domi, Elisa Amado Canada
    9781773060910 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: October 01, 2017
    $8.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.12 in | 120 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      In this bilingual cooking poem for young children, Jorge Argueta encourages more creativity and fun in the kitchen as he describes how to make tamalitos from corn masa and cheese, wrapped in cornhusks.

      The book opens with an homage to corn — white, yellow, blue, purple, red and black. In Maya mythology the first men and women are even said to be made of corn. It has been an important food for people in Central America for centuries, and one of the most delicious things you can make using corn masa and husks are tamalitos, or little tamales.

      In simple poetic language, Argueta shows young cooks how to mix and knead the dough before dropping a spoonful into a cornhusk, wrapping it up and then steaming the little package. He once again makes cooking a full sensory experience, including beating on a pot like a drum, dancing the corn dance, delighting in the smell of corn masa … And at the end, he suggests inviting the whole family to come and enjoy the delicious tamalitos “made of corn with love.”

      Domi’s vivid paintings, featuring a sister and her little brother making tamalitos together, are a perfect accompaniment to the colorful text.

      Bio

      Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices. Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, was a Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature honor book and an ALA Notable book, and received many other honors. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge Argueta has returned to El Salvador and built a library in his backyard in San Salvador so that children can learn to love books.

      Domi is a well-known Mazateca artist, whose vivid illustrations appear in many children’s books, including The Story of Colors by Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos, The Night the Moon Fell (La noche que se cayó la luna) and The Race of Toad and Deer (La carrera del sapo y el venado), both by Pat Mora. She has also illustrated The Girl from Chimel and The Honey Jar, by Rigoberta Menchú and Dante Liano. She lives in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.

      Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto.
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      Awards
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      “Even for novice chefs (and readers) the ‘Ummmm’s are easily attainable.” Kirkus Reviews

      “Domi’s paintings communicate plenty of enthusiasm, and readers may feel the pull to ‘Baila la danza del maíz.’” Publishers Weekly

      “Argueta’s latest cooking poem, essentially a recipe, serves up playful prose in both Spanish and English, and is complemented by Domi’s broadly stroked, saturated watercolors.” Booklist

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    nipêhon / I Wait Caitlin Nicholson Canada, Leona Morin-Neilson Canada
    9781554989140 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: September 01, 2017
    $18.95 CAD 8.5 x 12.25 x 0.42 in | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A young child, her grandmother and mother are going out to pick wild yarrow. As Grandmother gets ready, the child and her mom wait. Grandmother leads the way to the field of blossoms, where they can finally start to pick … only now they have to wait for Mom!

      The simple story, written in Cree and English and accompanied by rich acrylic illustrations, shows the patience, love and humor involved as three generations accommodate one another on a family outing. nipêhon / ????? / I Wait was translated by Leona Morin-Neilson, who was the inspiration for the book.

      This companion volume to niwîcihâw / ??????? / I Help includes a recipe for yarrow tea, known for its refreshing and soothing effects.

      Bio

      Caitlin Dale Nicholson is a graduate of the First Nations Studies program at the University of Northern British Columbia, and she teaches art and English at an alternate school in Prince George. She is also learning about traditional plant medicines from Leona Morin-Neilson. Caitlin’s first picture book, Niwechihaw / I Help, has been highly acclaimed. She lives with her family in Prince George.

      Leona Morin-Neilson teaches Cree at the “Power of Friendship” Aboriginial Headstart program in Prince George, British Columbia, and at the University of Northern British Columbia. She also teaches people in her community about traditional plants and how they can be used for medicinal purposes.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Kirkus Best Picture Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      A quiet, gentle picture book about a contemporary First Nations family and their ties to one another, their heritage, and their homeland.

      Praise for Niwechihaw / I Help by Caitlin Dale Nicholson with Leona Morin-Neilson:

      “...a quiet narrative...broad brush strokes and blurred colours conveying light and atmosphere as much as personality...the simple verbs in present tense provide a wealth of clues about the workings of the Cree language.” Toronto Star

      “...acrylic-on-canvas paintings give a dream-like feel to the story, making it almost a nostalgic look at childhood...Recommended.” CM Magazine

      “Textured acrylic paintings, done in rich earth tones...portray the sanctity of the natural environment...a sensitive, respectful portrayal of contemporary Native Americans.” School Library Journal

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